2021 Road Construction in Waverley West Ward
There will be much construction throughout the City in 2021. You can check on where construction is occurring in the City by viewing the 2021 Construction Map, which will be updated at the start of construction season. Each year the Public Works department provides Councillors with a Streets and Back Lanes Condition map of their ward.
Waverley Heights has many streets that are in ‘Fair’ to ‘Poor’ condition along with White Ridge and University Heights with many streets in fair condition. Most streets in the Waverley West ward are new – so the focus will be on Waverley Heights, Whyte Ridge and University Heights.
2021 Construction Season
If your street is on the list, you will receive a letter approximately two weeks before construction starts.
Thin Bituminous Overlay:
- Meadowbank Rd from Marygrove Cr to Columbia Dr
- Marygrove Cr from Columbia Dr to Columbia Dr
- Leamington Gt from Burlington Wy to Columbia Dr
- Scurfield Bv from Columbia Dr to Portwood Rd
- Glenacres Cr from Millstream Wy to Millstream Wy
- Pincarrow Rd from Scurfield Blvd to Eglinton Cr
- Syracuse Cr between Chancellor Dr Chancellor Dr
- University Crescent from Sifton Rd to Chancellor Matheson Rd (Phase 1)
In 2020, the pathway through Scurfield Park was rebuilt and surfaced with gravel. In 2021 the new gravel pathway will be asphalted.
Traffic calming infrastructure will be applied to these streets in 2020 construction season:
- Potential pilot projects may occur in 2021 (TBA)
2022 Construction Season:
- University Crescent – Sifton Rd to Pembina Highway (Phase 2)
This will be Phase 2 of a $9.9 M reconstruction of University Crescent. This major reconstruction will upgrade cycling paths, sidewalks and the intersection with Pembina Highway. Additional details about this project will be posted in the coming months.
HOW DO STREETS GET PRIORITIZED:
There are several factors that weigh in on how a street is prioritized as a candidate for work, i.e. if it’s located next to a school or park, if it’s a Priority 2 or 3 street, percentage of concrete work required prior to doing a certain type of surfacing, and technical conditions such as existing cross fall/slab faulting in panels, etc. The goal is to optimize the value of the pavement treatment and to optimize the pavement life cycle. The following were taken into consideration in developing the list of recommended locations for renewal:
- The distribution of the local street renewal projects among the fifteen wards of the City is based on the proportion of local street renewal needs in each ward relative to City wide needs. The most recent condition ratings were used to determine the distribution of local street renewal projects.
- The lane renewals are distributed among wards with the highest number of lanes in poor condition.
The City carries out surface condition ratings to identify each street’s general condition. Selection factors for consideration of the location and/or renewal treatment of a roadway include:
Where the pavement is in its life-cycle – preservation vs reactive treatments
- Condition of the underground utilities – specifically water mains and sewer system
- Road classification (industrial, collector, residential)
- Bus route
- Truck route
- Budget available
- Development in the area
- Continuity of routes (e.g. extend a renewal to complete a section)
The distribution of the local street renewal projects among the fifteen wards of the City is based on the proportion of local street renewal needs in each ward relative to City wide needs. The most recent condition ratings were used to determine the distribution of local street renewal projects. The lane renewals are distributed among wards with the highest number of lanes in poor condition.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF STREET REPAIRS
THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO)
- This overlay of asphalt occurs primarily as a ‘preventative’ maintenance treatment to streets that are generally in Fair – Good condition. TBO is a term used for a thin bituminous overlay surface treatment applied to the roadway’s surface, TBO’s occur when asphalt is placed over existing concrete surfaces typically at a thickness of 50mm. This is a cost effective treatment that extends the pavement’s lifecycle expectancy and prevents premature deterioration by improving/restoring the roadway’s surface.
- Regional, collector, industrial and local streets
- Street rehabilitations occur when pavement structure is in fair to poor condition, with restoration possible with pavement repairs (joints and select slabs) prior to resurfacing
- Resurfacing restores the ride and improves the drainage, extending the pavement life
- Extensive concrete repairs and new asphalt surface:
- Only includes renewal of sidewalks in poor condition or requiring improvements for those with restricted mobility
- Minimizes work on private approaches, overlaying where possible and renewing them where required for grade (drainage)
- Minimal boulevard restoration, as required by the sidewalk and/or pavement repairs
- Requires extensive coordination and staging of works, may include other underground infrastructure renewals
- All street classifications are eligible (regional, collector, industrial, local, alleys)
- Reconstructions occur when pavement structure is in failed condition (not just the surface or pavement joints)
- Replaces the entire pavement structure:
- Typically includes renewal of all sidewalks, private approaches and full boulevard restoration
- Can be either concrete or asphalt (depends on factors including soil conditions and traffic)
- Accommodates other infrastructure repairs (water or sewer) as applicable
- Requires the most coordination between works (Water & Waste Department, Manitoba Hydro, other utilities) and construction time